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Meek's Lorikeet
Charmosyna meeki

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Of 16 cm.. length and a weight between 23 and 32 g..

Meek's Lorikeet

The head of the Meek's Lorikeet (Charmosyna meeki) is bright green, more yellowish in the Chin and throat, darker on crown and streaked on ear coats; patch of dark green blue above and in front of the eye. Green upper parts with fused olive through the mantle.

The wings of green at the top. Under the yellowish-green wing coverts. The yellowish green underparts, lighter in the back and more yellow from the chest to the belly. Top of tail dark green with yellow tip; the yellow bottom. Orange peak; pale red irises; legs Orange.

Both sexes are equal. Immature with the paler beak with base brown color and shorter tail.


Nomad. It is distributed in the humid hills and montane forests, but they have also found found in lowland coconut palms. Usually found alone or in small flocks of about of 10 to 15 birds flying through or above the forest cover. Larger groups can gather in the blooming of trees to feed on pollen and nectar. It can be associated with other parrots as the Duchess Lorikeet, Finsch's Pygmy-Parrot, Yellow-bibbed Lory and Coconut Lorikeet


Information is not available.


Its diet includes pollen and nectar.


Endemic to the mountains of the largest islands in the Group of Solomons: Bougainville, New Georgia, Malaita, Kolombangara, Guadalcanal and in the past Santa Isabel. Moves starting from the 300 m, until the 1.700 m, but reportedly rarely in the lowlands or above 1.200 m. The world's population is believed to be below 50,000 exemplary but probably stable.



• Current IUCN Red List category: Near threatened
• Population trend: Decreasing

The size of the world's population has not been quantified, It is believed that it is below 50,000 specimens, but the species is described as abundant at the Summit of Kolombangara.

There is still no evidence of a decline in its population, but would be threatened by any future large-scale export trade

"Meek's Lorikeet" in captivity:

They are not known to be in captivity.

Alternative names:

Meek’s Lorikeet (ingles).
Lori de Meek (French).
Salomonenlori (German).
Lori de Meek (español).

scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Charmosyna meeki
Citation: (Rothschild & Hartert, 1901)
Protonimo: Hypocharmosyna meeki

Lori Meek images:


“Meek's Lorikeet” (Charmosyna meeki)


– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
– Birdlife

Sounds: Mark Todd (Xeno-canto)

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